One of the hazards of seeing a need and responding to it is the constant need to raise funds to support the work. Grants may be available, but many organisations also adopt innovative and creative means. Family Based Solutions in Enfield come to mind with their Christmas single!
I recently received a request from Jane Griffiths of Capa First Response to highlight her planned sponsored walk – and I am pleased to advertise it here:
SPONSORED WALK TO RAISE AWARENESS OF CHILD TO PARENT ABUSE
Capa First Response CIC (Capa) is an online support resource for families and professionals. Capa works with the whole family, offering support and strategies to look at ways to communicate positively and repair fractured relationships, leading to reduced violence and abuse in the home.
Since setting up in May 2020 Capa has supported over 250 families and professionals seeking support and advice, through our training, supervision, 121’s and advice and support sessions.
To raise awareness of this issue and funds to continue the free services we offer, Jane the founder of Capa is completing a virtual sponsored walk.
“The first parent who contacted Capa almost a year ago lived in Powys, Wales and the first professional to contact me was from Kent, that is a distance of 197 miles. I decided I would walk this distance to help raise awareness and funds. I can’t physically walk between the two due to restrictions so instead I will be walking around my home county East Sussex. Starting on the 1st May I plan to walk almost 200 miles by the end of the month”.
Jane is looking to reach a target of £5,000 which will enable Capa to deliver 50 FREE advice and support sessions and 50 FREE 121 sessions to families.
“It is estimated that up to 3% of families in the UK are impacted by child to parent abuse, the biggest plea I hear from parents is tell me ‘I am not alone’.
I set up Capa to support anyone , anywhere impacted by this issue including children, adolescents, parents, carers and professionals unsure of how or were to find help”.
You can help by donating what you can at:
Or walk with Jane.
You can choose to walk a few miles or the whole distance and anything in between, email Capa for information on how you can walk to raise awareness.
Your donations can make a huge difference to families lives
‘I contacted you in February and you were a saviour, when I needed to nip my daughter’s behaviour in the bud before it got worse. I wanted to say thank you and say how much you helped me and how understanding you were. Just those 3 sessions helped me understand how I could help my daughter. It’s still working and my daughter is now back in school. Thankyou’.
(Parent accessing advice and support sessions)
‘I had an argument with my mum this week, it didn’t turn violent though I went to my room and tried to stay away’. (14 yr old accessing 121 support)
For more information about Capa First Response CIC visit